The Government of Dubai is committed to undertaking every measure which improves the quality of lives of the people. In line with this objective, the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has undertaken various measures that allow the residents of Dubai to balance their personal and professional lives.
Therefore, some official holidays for the private sector were recently announced on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. The Ministry has declared an off for five days to allow everyone to celebrate the festival passionately. These holidays will commence from Ramadan 29 and continue till Shawwal 3.
The number of days depends on the day when Moon is sighted.
These holidays were announced after the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced these holidays for the public sector. The objective behind this announcement is to ensure that the people of the UAE get an opportunity to celebrate this festival with their family and friends. The ex-pats could return to their hometowns for Eid Al Fitr during the holidays.
This reinforces the aim of the Dubai Government to improve the quality of the lives of citizens and promote their holistic development. The Holy month of Ramadan can last 29 days or 30 days. The last day of the month is when the Moon is sighted. According to the Islamic Calendar, Ramadan 29 falls on April 20, 2023. This is the day when the official holidays for Eid Al Fitr will commence.
The Moon-Sighting Committee will meet on the night of April 20, 2023, to determine the day when the crescent Moon will be spotted in the night. The official date has not yet been confirmed. That is why the authorities have announced five-day holidays to avoid any uncertainty.
According to the predictions, if the crescent Moon descends on April 20, 2023, that day will be celebrated as Eid Al Fitr. This will reduce the break of the residents from five days to four days. However, if the Moon is sighted in the sky on April 22, 2023, the Islamic Festival of Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated. This will allow the residents to enjoy a weekend of nearly five days. The situation is dicey for now as the moon-sighting committee has not offered any clarification.
However, some astronomical calculations have predicted that Ramadan will extend for 29 days, and the first day of the Eid Al Fitr would be April 21, 2023. If the festival falls on April 21, 2023, then once again, the residents will get to enjoy a weekend of four days instead of five days. This means the holidays would begin from April 20, 2023, to April 23, 2023.
The employees of the public and private sectors have expressed their gratitude for providing them with this break. This will enable them to celebrate the festival in a better way. The Government has also announced these holidays to promote the employees’ efficiency and morale at the workplace.